Design & Technology
it is our intent to broaden pupils' skills and experiences by providing them with the opportunity to use a range of tools and techniques, safely and creatively.
Using originality and imagination, pupils at Albion explore, design, make and evaluate the creation of a range of products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Exciting and purposeful design briefs provide them with the chance to explore all areas of the Design and Technology National Curriculum such as materials and construction, textiles, cooking and nutrition.
Children investigate and evaluate existing products, thinking about their function, their audience, their design and appearance. Using a range of skills and processes, pupils learn to design their own objects.
They are taught to use a range of tools and materials safely and to evaluate their own work and that of their peers. Through this they acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and skills and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art.
Through the study of Design and Technology, pupils have the opportunity to combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, it's uses and impacts.